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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 30
Monday, October 24, 2016, 3:29 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Presiding
Andy Fillmore, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Sara Fryer, Analyst
As an individual
• Amy Bombay, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
• John Haggarty, Professor / Chief of Psychiatry, Northern Ontario School Medicine / St. Joseph's Care group
• Laurence J. Kirmayer, Professor and Director, Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, McGill University, Director, Culture and Mental Health Research Unit, Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on April 12, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of suicide among Indigenous peoples and communities.

Amy Bombay and Jack Haggarty made statements and answered questions.

At 4:30 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:32 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Laurence J. Kirmayer, by videoconference from Montréal, Quebec, made a statement and answered questions.

It was agreed, — That the Committee proceed to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Committee resume consideration of the motion moved by David Yurdiga, which read as follows:

That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Committee study the progress of the Government of Canada’s promise to implement the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, including the resources that have been both expended and earmarked, as well as implications of implementing the Calls to Action; that the witness list include, but not be limited to, the Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, the Minister of Justice, the Minister of Health, the Minister of Heritage, the Minister of Sport, and the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship; government officials from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada, the Department of Justice, Health Canada, Heritage Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada; and that the Committee report its findings to the House no later than June 1, 2017.

The debate continued.

Motion

Gary Anandasangaree moved, — That the Committee proceed to the study of suicide among Indigenous peoples and communities.

The question was put on the motion and it was agreed to on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Gary Anandasangaree, Mike Bossio, Joël Lightbound, Michael V. McLeod, Don Rusnak — 5;

NAYS: Charlie Angus, Mark Strahl, Arnold Viersen, David Yurdiga — 4.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on April 12, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of suicide among Indigenous peoples and communities.

Laurence J. Kirmayer answered questions.

It was agreed, — That the Committee proceed to sit in camera.

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That the Committee defray the hospitality expenses related to a working meal that was held on the occasion of the meeting with the BC Treaty Commission, in Ottawa, in the Fall 2016.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to the study of suicide among Indigenous peoples and communities, the Committee be authorized to provide hospitality during its travels to Vancouver, British Columbia, and Sioux Lookout, Ontario.

At 5:30 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Michelle Legault
Clerk of the Committee